OneDrive Files On-Demand for Mac
When will OneDrive Files On-Demand be available on Mac
Happy to announce the availability of this feature earlier this year. Please continue to send feedback and suggestions our way.
Pierre Trudel commented
So far it is working with Onedrive and Onedrive for business. I had to disable FOD for my Antivirus because it defeated the purpose. It took me a while to figure this one out. As soon as I freed up space the files would return. The place holder would trigger FOD when the antivirus check them out.
It does not seem to work for Sharepoint and Teams site. (Do not have the FOD options in the menu and nether see the FOD icons).
A shame because in an enterprise environnement most of my files are in teams/group sites.
I also have a lot of problems on MBP 2018. Besides files syncing randomly and need to relaunch app, the latest thing that happened is that FIles on demand disappeared COMPLETELY from the app. I unlinked PC, re-installed Onedrive, nothing changed.
I also have the rapid battery drain issue from OneDrive, on a 2018 MacBook Pro. Not a great start.
This isn't working as expected, constantly have to relaunch Finder on MacBook. Then suddenly OneDrive starts downloading everything onto my disk rendering the FOD feature useless in this build.
OneDrive (AppStore version) was acting up; everytime I tried to click the menu icon it would hang, meaning I did not have any access to the OneDrive menu dropdown and its options.
So I tried to install this preview on Mojave 10.14.2 beta 18C39b (MBPr 15 Mid 2014), to see if it would fix it - it did not. Sync will occur in the background but if I try to access the menu icon it will hang immediately and the sync process stops.
As for the current version, on demand files do appear to work, but the client is now using up so much of the CPU just with the sync work that it's tough to test it properly. I've tried removing OneDrive, running the clean up scripts, and this behavior does not change.
HELP!! I have turned on file sharing, but can't see the options for one drive when I click on a folder as shown in the link below.
YES!! It works!! Except Sharepoint shares... Cannot see them. Negative thing is that I cannot update my working laptop to Mojave :(
douglas stewart commented
Installed all as instructed and then LR started to download all the files again - not what I was after...
I am also experiencing this issue reported by Anonymous 10/11. I have also had to uninstall and reinstall the OneDrive app after reboot in order to get finder extensions to show, even though the client shows that Files on Demand is on.
Number 1 issue is at startup you need to relaunch the Finder for it to show the OneDrive sync icons next to files. I have this scripted in my startup by hand. Seeing high CPU usage when idle sometimes that is killing my battery and I have to quit out of OneDrive.
Tseng Wynn commented
After update to OneDrive Files On-Demand for Mac.
Clicking OneDrive icon cause OneDrive freezes(spinning beach ball)
The only ways to continue using OneDrivw is kill it and relaunch it.
we have the same problem in two configurations.
1. OneDrive app to OneDrive account
2. OneDrive app to SharePoint Online library
Files bigger than 50MB are downloaded automatically. When we change flag to "Free up space" after some time files are downloaded again to computer.
I have exactly the same problem. In my opinion Files On-Demand do not work on Sharepoint connections. On my site the Sharepoint connection did not syncronise at all when Enabling the option (check for updates in Sharepoint ... I didn't see anything). Maybe this is only on my installation. Can you post if you find something out. My mail manuel.stocker at medisante-group.com
See my post below.
I have exactly the same problem. In my opinion Files On-Demand do not work on Sharepoint connections. On my site the Sharepoint connection did not syncronise at all when Enabling the option (check for updates in Sharepoint ... I didn't see anything). Maybe this is only on my installation. Can you post if you find something out. My mail email@example.com
See my post below.
Raphael Ammann commented
Hello, I am using the preview Files On-Demand. For some reason it fills up my disc space as soon as I am connected to my OneDrive and to our company's sharepoint. When I go into the finder and check what files are temporarily downloaded, I see a lot of files that have been downloaded even though I have never touched them. If I try the "free up space" option on a parent folder nothing really happens. If you "free up space" each individual file it takes the file off my disk, however a split moment later the file is temporarily downloaded again. There for I end up with a full disk.
Hello, Tried it on my mac & I follow excalty waht is explained. However, I do not see the option after following the procedure in my setting for One Drive. the option does not appear ? does anybody hs the same issue & have found a solution N Thank you regardsOliiver
Manuel Stocker commented
Files On-Demand does NOT work with 365-SHAREPOINT sites :( You have to activate "Turn Off Files On-Demand" in order that the access still works (i.e. you have to sync all the site locally) Has anyone found out more about the issue ?
Also looking to report bugs. As mentioned below, the selective/file on demand sync stops after a while and you end up eating all your SSD space. Cannot make it re-sync for now as it's uploading files and I don't want to run the chance of losing some work.
Moreover, after moving a folder from the ssd to onedrive, it didn't delete the original and it stopped the file on demand. I will wait for it to finish uploading all of it (50+GB) before restarting the PC, but this is not "expected behavior" (it should have moved, not copied), not sure what's going on.
Generally good when it works, although at the moment it appears to be inconsitent
Matt V. commented
I don't see the options in Finder to set a file as on demand.
Lorenzo Cattaneo commented
I can't find anywhere to report bugs properly, so I'll try to list what I found here:
-At the moment I found that even with files on demand active, space is still being eaten up. In fact, I found myself with 100GB occupied by onedrive, which is what would have been if I normally synced everything in my folder.
-even with the space occupied files behave as if they have not been downloaded, so when I open something it gets downloaded again.
-files preview does not work, I have to double-click them and fully open files.
- sync seems to stop after a while and does not continue until I restart onedrive
- the finder icon often does not appear without restarting the finder
- do I really have to manually download updates?!?!
Hopefuly this thread is still being read by microsoft..
OneDrive has always had the highest CPU usage of all apps on my MacBook Pro, even before the OnDemand version. Mine regularly sits at 160% (not sure how this is possible?!). The whole shortfall and complication is pushing me towards Dropbox....